Media in Canada

Bell Media Announces Anchors for Quibi's Daily Essentials Programs in Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:05pm

From Bell Media's CTV NEWS and TSN, the short-form, daily, curated content are entitled NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS, and SPORTS AM BY TSN.

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  • From Bell Media's CTV NEWS and TSN, the short-form, daily, curated content are entitled NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS, and SPORTS AM BY TSN.
  • As part of the previously announced partnership the first of its kind for Quibi in Canada Bell Media is the exclusive Canadian news and sports news provider for the mobile-first platform.
  • Backed bythe vast network that makes up Canada's leading news organization, CTV News is producing two Daily Essentials programs, NEWSDAY BY CTV NEWS, hosted by Heather Butts ,and NEWSNIGHT BY CTV NEWS,hosted by Reshmi Nair .
  • ET, the daily news program covers important news stories and the biggest headlines of the day, both in Canada and around the world.

TIFF + Bell Media's Crave bring audiences together with Stay-at-Home Cinema

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:44pm

"TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.

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  • "TIFF has a longstanding partnership with Bell Media and Crave, so it was a natural progression to work together during this global health crisis," said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director and Co-Head.
  • "Both organizations value their audiences and want to bring the best of our programming to as many people as we can.
  • It was important for us to work with TIFF on bringing these meaningful films to life," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • Additional movie titles all available on Crave along with special guests will be announced each week on TIFF and Crave's social media channels.

CMG Welcomes swift return of CBC local TV newscasts

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:43pm

TORONTO, March 25, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) applauds the CBC's swift decision to restore local news.

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  • TORONTO, March 25, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) applauds the CBC's swift decision to restore local news.
  • The Corporation announced it would fully restore local television news coverage starting this week.
  • CBC says it initially plans expanded 30-minute local news segments on CBC News Network.
  • And they expect to get it from CBC," said Kim Trynacity, CBC Branch President for CMG.

Anthem Appoints Ariel Shnerer General Manager of Fight Network

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Fight Network, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and the world's premier combat sports network, announced today that Ariel Shnerer has been appointed its new General Manager.

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  • TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Fight Network, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and the world's premier combat sports network, announced today that Ariel Shnerer has been appointed its new General Manager.
  • Shnerer has held various positions at Fight Network since joining the company in 2007, including producer, programming and content manager, editorial supervisor and executive producer of FN Originals, Fight Network's original production group.
  • "His deep experience with IMPACT Wrestling is also essential given its relationship with Fight Network, so this is a natural evolution of his role within Anthem."
  • Shnerer added: "I am excited to expand my role with Anthem as we focus our efforts on growing Fight Network's global reach.

Bell team stepping up to serve Canadians through COVID-19 situation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:55pm

"As Canada works through the COVID-19 crisis, the Bell team is continuing to serve our customers and keep our country connected.

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  • "As Canada works through the COVID-19 crisis, the Bell team is continuing to serve our customers and keep our country connected.
  • Bell is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our operations, working with all levels of government, major business customers and key suppliers to adapt quickly as the situation evolves.
  • Bell Media's TV and radio news operations across the country continue to deliver the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation to Canadians from a local, regional and national perspective.
  • Bell TV has also made CTV News Channel, CP24 as well as other Canadian news services available as free previews for Bell Fibe TV, Alt TV and Bell Satellite TV customers.

CAJ cancels 2020 national conference in Montreal

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 3:12pm

OTTAWA, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ -The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is sad to announce that it is cancelling the upcoming national conference and changing the format of its in-person awards gala.

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  • OTTAWA, March 16, 2020 /CNW/ -The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is sad to announce that it is cancelling the upcoming national conference and changing the format of its in-person awards gala.
  • The conference was scheduled to take place in Montreal from May 29-31.
  • "Our top priority is ensuring the safety of journalists and the public at large as this public health crisis continues to develop," said CAJ president Karyn Pugliese.
  • The CAJ board is currently exploring options for online training and networking opportunities to fill the gap of this year's conference and support the needs of our members.

Bell becomes exclusive Canadian partner for Quibi

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Bell becomes Quibi's exclusive Canadian marketing partner in the telecommunications category and the first Canadian provider of daily content for the new platform.

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  • Bell becomes Quibi's exclusive Canadian marketing partner in the telecommunications category and the first Canadian provider of daily content for the new platform.
  • Bell Media, Canada's leading content company, becomes the exclusive Canadian news and sports provider for the mobile-first platform.
  • Bell will also market Quibi to Canadians via Bell Media and Bell Mobility marketing channels.
  • Bell Media becomes the only Canadian media company producing exclusive content for Daily Essentials.

Torstar Announces Completion of Sale of Hamilton Building

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:33pm

TORONTO, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ -Torstar Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of the land and building used by the Hamilton Spectator at 44 Frid Street in Hamilton, for a purchase price of $25,750,000.

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  • TORONTO, March 2, 2020 /CNW/ -Torstar Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of the land and building used by the Hamilton Spectator at 44 Frid Street in Hamilton, for a purchase price of $25,750,000.
  • Torstar Corporation is a broadly-based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B).
  • Its businesses include the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator, and more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services: and digital properties including thestar.com (with local editions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax), wheels.ca, save.ca, toronto.com, a number of regional online sites and eyeReturn Marketing.
  • It also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

PATTISON Outdoor Advertising Unites Digital Division Under Banner

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:59am

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Canadas largest Out-of-Home advertising provider today announces it is merging its Digital division, Onestop, the leader in Canadian place-based Digital Out-of-Home, under the title brand.

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  • TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Canadas largest Out-of-Home advertising provider today announces it is merging its Digital division, Onestop, the leader in Canadian place-based Digital Out-of-Home, under the title brand.
  • The move unites the divisions excellence in Digital Innovation and Operations, along with its premium Digital Networks in downtown cores across key markets, with the scale of PATTISON Outdoors national product portfolio and market-leadership.
  • This puts PATTISON Outdoor in a prime position to bolster the digital outdoor and place-based advertising landscape in Canada as we look forward to 2020 and beyond by bringing together our experts in the sales and operations of digital outdoor with the national scope of our digital networks.
  • PATTISON Outdoor Advertising , a division of The Jim Pattison Group is Canadas largest Out-of-Home advertising company.

Bell Media Congratulates TV and Film Production Partners on 229 Nominations for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:41pm

Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 229 total nominations, comprising 142 television and digital nominations and 85 nominations for Bell Media-supported films, as well as the two previously announced Special Awards for Crave and Anton Koschany.

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  • Announced earlier today, Bell Media garnered 229 total nominations, comprising 142 television and digital nominations and 85 nominations for Bell Media-supported films, as well as the two previously announced Special Awards for Crave and Anton Koschany.
  • CTV is the proud Premium Partner of the Canadian Screen Awards, and the title sponsor of the Non-Fiction Programming and Creative Fiction Storytelling galas on March 23 and 24.
  • "A standing ovation to all the talented creators nominated this year, including the 229 nominations represented by Bell Media productions," said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
  • To view the full release, click HERE .